“Orange Girders” : Tokyo, 20th March 2012
Tokyo Tower, aged and outdated, but still iconic and wonderfully photogenic even at close quarters…
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“Stark Steel” : Hiroshima, Japan, 28th December 2011
Went out for another photo shoot yesterday, hoping to get some good cloud pictures from a location I’d scouted out before, but the weather didn’t cooperate, and not a cumulus was to be seen.
However, as I got off the train at a minor and somewhat dilapidated station, I discovered a whole world of abstract possibilities and got really inspired.
Here we have the ultimate in minimalism: just a steel railing with blurry gravel in the background. Cold and inhuman, just the way I like it.
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“Psychedelic Rails” : Hiroshima, 3rd November 2011
Last Thursday was the first occasion I’d gone out to look for things to photograph since returning from Europe in September.
As I’ve mentioned before, this is largely because I’m still sifting through and processing the large number of shots I came back from my holiday with, although I’ve also been constrained by other factors.
Well, it was nice to get out again, but this was the only decent frame from the brief session in the environs of Hiroshima station.
Alongside the multitude of converging, diverging and parallel train lines I chanced upon this alignment of replacement rails, all serial numbered and daubed with these eye-catching identification splodges.
As I took this, I became acutely aware of the danger of being mistaken for a trainspotting ‘otaku,’ and so beat a hasty retreat from the scene
As usual, a larger version can be viewed here…
I thought the area around Hiroshima station might prove fruitful